Events For Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

Farmland Protection Information Session Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Avenue, Rochester
Are you a farmer or farmland owner interested in preserving your farm for generations to come? Genesee Land Trust is hosting an information session on the upcoming New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant. The Farmland Protection Program protects agricultural land through the use of Conservation Easements with the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR). Conservation Easements are an equitable way for landowners to prevent productive farmland from being lost to development. Interested landowners can receive payment for their land’s development value in exchange for granting the permanent Conservation Easement, while still maintaining ownership of their land.

Topics covered at this information session include:
  • What is a conservation easement?
  • Benefits and challenges of a conservation easement
  • Purchase of development rights & valuation
  • Program application process
  • Timeline and process if awarded a grant
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